Casey Jones, Dire Wolf, High Time, Hard To Handle, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Easy Wind, Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopment-> Cosmic Charlie, Mama Tried, Good Lovin'-> Drums-> Good Lovin'
Other artists on bill: Jefferson Airplane, Sons Of Champlin, Hot Tuna
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Winterland ArenaLocation San Francisco, CASource Source: AUD > ? > Cassette, kindly provided by Seaweed1010.Lineage Maxell XLIIS > Nakamichi DR-2 > Edirol FA-66 > Wavelab > R8Brain > CD-Wave > TLH > FLAC 1644 tagged. September 2012Taped by seaweed1010
April 30, 2015
January 2, 2014
Go on home your Mama's calling you
This all good here could have used to hear the rest of the set but there is plenty of music here.
light into ashes
October 8, 2012
unique Cosmic Charlie intro
This new copy of 10/24/69 is clearer & more complete than the old Archive copy, and is in stereo! - a rare thing for a '69 AUD. It also has a unique & thrilling jam moment which most people have never heard before.
The show itself is an average one for the time - not as good as 10/25, better than 10/26. The Dead were one of the openers for Jefferson Airplane that night, so played a short one-set show - even so, we only have about half the show, since the taper only captured parts of it. Alas! (Actually, we only have partial tapes of all three Dead shows in this Winterland run.)
We get a clear, boomy Winterland sound. There's some funny banter after China>Rider where the band berate Bear. TC is up in the mix, which is good.
Easy Wind, in its second month, is not quite solid yet; but it has a distinctive jam in which Pigpen, TC & Garcia are all soloing at the same time - VERY cool to hear.
The Other One, unfortunately, is almost all lost - the tape cuts in on the last verse. This isn't one of the nights for a big raging Cryptical, and it doesn't explode - instead they quickly segue into Cosmic Charlie.
But what a segue! For about 2-3 minutes they are playing Cryptical & Cosmic at the same time, and Garcia just goes utterly bananas, repeatedly hammering out the intro - shades of 3/1/69! Has to be heard to be believed - there's even a spot of Hendrix-style feedback. (They have to put on the brakes to start the actual song.)
It's rough, but it makes you wonder why they could never do a Cryptical>Cosmic transition like this again - all the others are lame in comparison.
Also notable, I think this is the first Cryptical>Cosmic segue we have since the Dead's first Cosmic Charlie back in January (which was very different). Of course we're missing lots of shows from this period - but it would become a much more common segue in 1970.
(Also note that in late '69 they don't play that twin-guitar melody riff to lead off the song; they didn't start doing that til 1970. The intros in '69, without it, always sound too rushed as they start singing right away.)